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A Master of Arts program is the next level of study after completing an undergraduate education. Students undergo intense study, discussion and research into a specific subject area. In some instances, a thesis is required. What is an MA in World Literature? An MA in World Literature is an advanced study covering literature from around the world. Students read a vast array of creative works rangin… Read more

A Master of Arts program is the next level of study after completing an undergraduate education. Students undergo intense study, discussion and research into a specific subject area. In some instances, a thesis is required.

What is an MA in World Literature? An MA in World Literature is an advanced study covering literature from around the world. Students read a vast array of creative works ranging from poetry and novels to short stories and plays. A few of the courses common to this field include Asian literature, Middle Eastern literature, European literature, African literature, women in literature and literary criticism. Program participants gain an understanding of the relationship between literature and language. In some instances, students also learn a foreign language. Throughout the course of study, individuals expand their knowledge of other cultures and world history.

Students develop a wide range of transferable skills commonly valued among prospective employers. A common skill set includes written communication, time management and project management.

Education institutions are different and so are the costs for the program. When researching schools, it’s important to inquire about the registration and enrollment fees.

There is a broad range of employment opportunities for world literature graduates. Individuals may land jobs as editorial assistants, TV researchers or marketing executives, but high school and college teaching positions are among the most popular career choices. Still, others pursue more creative career paths such as writing poetry, short stories, novels, plays and film scripts. The writing, analytical and interpretative skills developed through the program are often very useful when seeking positions with nonprofit organizations, government agencies and global businesses. It also lays a foundation for people seeking further academic pursuits, such as PhD fellowships or law degrees.

The distance learning platform is ideal for anyone who needs flexible, convenient access to universities around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Nalanda University
Rajgir, India

The School offers Masters programme in World Literature. The programme enables students to gain a broad acquaintance with a gamut of literature across the genres from around t ... +

The School offers Masters programme in World Literature. The programme enables students to gain a broad acquaintance with a gamut of literature across the genres from around the world, transitions in the field of literary studies, literary and cultural texts, theories and methodologies of study as well as undertake coursework with specific, closely defined topics on a variety of literature and cultures and through a variety of materials. It explores literature and culture across languages, and investigates the intersections among literature, cultures, media, and disciplines, with a specific focus on South Asia and Southeast Asia. The programme offers a broad foundation for further research in literary and cultural studies. The mission of the curriculum is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the Humanities knowledge domains. Based on the interdisciplinary tradition of Nalanda University, the programme encourages the students to integrate insights and approaches from diverse domains into their studies. -
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2 years
English
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University College Cork
Cork, Ireland

Our MA in Gaelic Literature (Online), offered by the Department of Modern Irish at UCC, provides students with an in-depth introduction to a distinctive body of literature, gi ... +

Our MA in Gaelic Literature (Online), offered by the Department of Modern Irish at UCC, provides students with an in-depth introduction to a distinctive body of literature, giving expression to the many identities of the Gaelic world, and extending over 1200 years, from monastic to modern times. -
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12 Sep 2022
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East China Normal University
Shanghai, China

The School of International Chinese Studies at East China Normal University accepts applications from international students interested in pursuing a 3-year research-oriented ... +

The School of International Chinese Studies at East China Normal University accepts applications from international students interested in pursuing a 3-year research-oriented program for a Master degree in Literature. The program is based on ECNU’s main campus in Shanghai. Our program focus is on Chinese literature and culture, and we encourage comparative studies between China and other cultures as we strongly believe that literary and cultural dialogue is very necessary for the world. -
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